Monday, August 31, 2009

I know some people have a thing about redheads. I've had people say to me, "Oh, I'm so glad I never had redheads!" (As I sit there with my two red headed babies) I've had people say, "Oh, I ALWAYS wanted red headed kids!" Redheaded babies just evoke LOTS of emotion in certain people and they feel the need to come tell you about it.

(Tangent Alert: I had a "friend" tell me one time that she was so glad that she didn't have a redheaded boy because she had never seen a cute redheaded boy. And my son was sitting right there. And she knew I was married to a redheaded guy. THINK PEOPLE. THINK.)

So today at the grocery store (and if you've already heard this story, you can click away now if you want), an elderly man came up to my kids and said, "Hey, I see you've got some carrot tops." (Me cringing) Then he proceeds to call my son a carrot top to his face about five times. (Me cringing more) I finally said to myself,"Lord, if he says that one more time, I'm going to have to say something to him. And it won't be nice. Amen." Right after that we parted ways so I didn't have to go to kicking an older man in the nuts.

But seriously, people! I know he wasn't trying to be rude but come on. I guess what bothered me was that he was saying to my kids.

Also at the store, I accidentally bought grapes with seeds still in them. I mean, why do they even sell those? Does anyone go to the store and say, "Well, I really was wanting grapes with seeds but all I see are these useless seedless grapes!"

Carrot tops or not, I think they're pretty darn cute.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

...this contest.

I'm probably going to have her take my kids pictures even if I don't win.

But I want to win.

My evil plan was to enter sometime on Wednesday in order to put me in the middle and therefore make my chances better. But oh well.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wait! Don't leave!! Please come back. I know it's not as hilarious sounding as my last post but perhaps we can have some fun with it.

I took Kendall to the doctor today with a raging fever. She took a flu test. Thankfully that wasn't the problem. So there goes that copay. That's 20 bucks I'll never see again. While we were at the doctor, she mentioned that they were getting close to a vaccine for H1N1 (or "swine flu" as it's street name...) and that kids the ages of mine would be given it first, for health reasons. This brings up the whole issue of vaccines again.

On facebook the other day, I thought we had a very honest and respectful discussion on the topic of vaccines (If you don't follow me on facebook, you should. Right now. Get over yourself and send me a friend request). I think one thing we could all agree on was our mutual disdain for Jenny McCarthy. That and the desire to do what is best for our kids.

I will take the opportunity to say I am VERY pro vaccines. My kids will get flu shots (Cason gets FluMist this year...Yay for nasal spray!) and not every kid does and that's fine. Cason has chronic strep and so the flu is one less thing we would have to deal with. But this H1N1 thing has me worried. On the one hand, my kids go to pre-school two days a week with other germy kids. And if one of them got swine flu, I would, of course, be devastated that I didn't get them the vaccine. So I should vaccinate, right?

On the other hand, I don't really want my kids to be guinea pigs for the vaccine. I don't want to given them the vaccine and then have them turn into man eating zombies. Ok, that's a little extreme, but still. Do we know what all the side effects are? Do we know that it is safe for everyone? And I can't help but feel like this vaccine has been rushed due to the media scrutiny over the swine flu.

So what do you think? Will your kids get the vaccine? Will you? Should I get over myself?

Friday, August 21, 2009

I got an email from my friend Sarah this morning that made me laugh out loud (or LOL). It's just some dude's random thoughts. But I think we can all identify with some of them. Below are some of my favorites:

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
( I frequently do this at the mall....)

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font. (YES! I always feel the need to italicize, or capitalize when I being sarcastic)

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it. (I think this was my favorite one in the bunch...I so do this with Napoleon Dynamite and all the Christopher Guest movies)

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said? ( I say if I know the person well, 3. If not, 2.)

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring, but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes. ( I often say I have iTunes ADD)

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. (I admit I do this. A lot. I mean, not to you, I like you.)

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wow! I am just now realizing that I left pictures of my nasty tub up way too long. So sorry! Onto something fun and pretty....

If you live in the OKC area, I know what you're doing on Saturday. You're going to the Fabulous Finds show. There will be many great vendors there and you will want to buy lots of stuff, so bring some coinage. Vendors include my wonderful and talented friend Jenny (who also puts up with my ridiculous antics 10 hours a week at preschool...she's my coteacher...and she wants to teach with me again! Ha! Sucker!), my other talented friend Sada (who has put up with me saying to her many times, "Hey, can you monogram this for within the next 15 minutes? Kthnx!") and my bow ladies (you should feel lucky I have agreed to share them).

So there you go. You have plans now for Saturday. If you want to go with me (and let's be honest...who wouldn't?), let me know and you can go with me and SIL (you should feel lucky I have agreed to share her too).

And if you don't live in OKC, well then, you should move here (MOM).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Answer: When your tub looks like this when they get out.

I think it would be easier to rip the tub out and install a new one than to try and clean this.

Monday, August 10, 2009

No matter how many times I fix it, this is how Kendall insists on wearing her dress today.

I have some serious concerns over her future.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Or: Emily likes words that end in S